The primary conference theme of ‘Making Waves’ reflects the innovative practices that leaders and professionals in IT, libraries and teaching and learning in universities can adopt to deliver transformative and captivating experiences for students – and staff – that echo across the sector.

The THETA 2022 program will be curated around the following seven sub-themes:

  1. Embracing Disruption
  2. Locked In and Locked Out
  3. Beyond the ‘Pivot’
  4. Testing Times
  5. Dynamic Delivery
  6. Teaching to the TikTok Paradigm
  7. Cyber Complacency

Read the summaries of the sub-theme here. Do you have research related to any of these sub-themes you’d like to share? Implemented an innovative new approach? Want to foster conversation about a current hot topic? Submissions are now open for concurrent stream presentations. View the submission guidelines and make a submission by Tuesday 19 October 2021 11:59 PM AEST.


Submission types

Presentation (20 minutes)
Presentations take place during concurrent sessions. They are best suited to presentations of original research, methodologies, or critical examinations of conceptual issues.
Lightning talks (7 minutes)
Short presentations will take place during concurrent sessions. They are best suited to presenting work in progress or case studies. Presentations are strictly seven minutes. Short, sweet and punchy.
Panel discussions (45 or 55 minutes)
Panel discussions will take place during concurrent sessions. Panels explore different perspectives on a key topic. They generally have three or four panel members who can provide different perspectives as well as a facilitator. Panels should be discussion-based rather than a series of short presentations.
Experiential sessions (90 minutes)
THETA offers an experiential program that generally includes tours. The Program Committee is seeking submissions for experiential sessions. These might include short workshops, hands-on demonstrations or other interactive sessions, but don’t let your ideas be limited by what you’ve seen at conferences in the past. Tell us what you want!

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are made via the online submission system and must be received no later than Tuesday 19 October 2021 11:59 PM AEST. To make your submission, you will need the following information on hand:

  • Presentation title of no more than 50 words
  • Abstract of between 300 and 350 words
  • Author details including name, title, affiliation and a biography of 200 to 250 words for all named authors
  • A statement of no more than 50 words outlining how your submission aligns with one of the sub-themes for the conference

Please note the following requirements:

  • The system will not accept your submission if you do not enter all information noted above or exceed the word limits on any field
  • Submissions must be in English
  • Please thoroughly review your submission for spelling and grammar errors as submissions with errors may not be accepted
  • Before making a panel submission, you must secure an agreement from all panellists to participate